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Huge Pent Up Demand for Windows 8 Tablets

  1. #31

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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    My Windows CE device has a 7" screen and it's actually quite functional for navigation, making Bluetooth phone calls, watching DVDs, listening to music etc.
    Can you run Office on it though? The thing is, a 7 inch tablet would be a Windows RT tablet with Office 2013. Can that be functional with touch? That's my concern. Along with UI sizing and resizing of UI elements...
    Of course a Windows 7" tablet would be almost solely an RT device, you couldn't get even an Arm processor in a tablet that size and expect to have a decent battery life. But then if such a tablet couldn't survive in a 7" form-factor, how can the current RT tablet and Windows phone survive in their form-factors?

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  2. #32

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    Vista and Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Seems 7 in and low pricing is where things are going.

    Not something that win8 stuff would seem to lend itself to.

    In addition to that $60 thing that you found Wolfie, I have a suspicion google may go under $100 soon with some sort of nexus type object.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am waiting too. For a 7" x86 version for $200 - with GPS, SD card slot and 10 hour battery life.
    Right, I read somewhere that Google plans to come out with a stripped down 7" Nexus - no price was mentioned. As far as I am concerned, 7" is ideal. Who wants to lug around a 10 or 12" tablet. And as a laptop replacement, those tablets are too expensive.
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  3. #33

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    those tablets are too expensive
    Yes, but that is just one issue.

    Dell seem to have an attempt at something around the $500 mark. No idea what it is like.

    Unless it is made from el cheapo components, you rather wonder how they can do that.

    Perhaps they get some financial help.
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  4. #34

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    Windows 8

    Too many people focusing on the number in that article. What's important is that it's not surprising there are IT professionals who are interested in Windows 8 tablets. It doesn't mention the Surface Pro specifically (and I do wonder what's taking the OEMs so long to get ranges of tablets on the market).

    iPads in particular are all very well for the guys in sales and marketing but for real productivity Microsoft is where it's at.
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